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SgInstaBabes scandal: All you need to know

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If you aren’t living under a rock, you’d already have heard of the whole SGInstaBabes saga. However, if you’re still in the unknown and can’t be bothered to stalk Xiaxue and Dee Kosh’s Instagram stories for all the goss, then stay on this page.

It all started with a Patreon campaign

First, in case you’re wondering what the heck SGInstaBabes is: they’re a group of self-proclaimed influencers (very young girls) who pose for photos in provocative attire. Think all the insta hoes coming together for regular photo shoots. Before the collective deleted their Instagram account, they amassed a total of over 100,000 followers — pretty impressive for such a sleazy (and boring) page, but sickening upon thought of the number of people interested in viewing such content.

On the 23rd of August, SGInstaBabes launched a crowdfunding page on Patreon to raise money for the group so they could create more creative content. Patreon is a platform for artistes, musicians, and creatives to pledge for donations in order to have a sustainable income and continue doing what they’re doing. This is what they said:

What they’re trying to say: you want it? Then put your money where your mouth is. For would-be patrons, the tiers are as follow:

  • Donor ($3/month) – No perks (aka I am altruistic enough to sacrifice $3 every month for these beautiful girls with no benefits at all)
  • Fan ($7/month) – Full access to photos
  • Avid Fan ($22.50/month) – Access to photos and personal vlogs
  • Friend ($75/month) – All previous benefits and invitation to be on set for one shoot a month
  • Best Friend ($225/month) – All previous benefits and invitation to be on set unlimited times
  • Party King ($3,750/month) – Yacht party with the girls, limited to only ONE patron

As of writing, there are 90 patrons.

Those ‘patrons’ might not even be legit

Screenshots of a WhatsApp chat message circulated by Dee Kosh showed that the founder of SGInstaBabes, Lai Wee Kiat, requested for the to girls sign up as patrons in order to motivate people to sign up as well. Because Singapore is a “monkey see, monkey do” country. Lame.

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

“Our conscience are clear”

Needless to say, upon launching the campaign, the backlash was swift. Many accused the brand of objectifying and monetising women. The founders’ response:

Photo Credit: Mothership

Photo Credit: Mothership

Lai Wee Kiat’s past leaks

At this point, the saga isn’t even about how disdainful and inappropriate the Patreon is, but rather, Lai’s perverse ways. Several girls from the SGInstaBabes community (including minors) stepped up and accused the competitive bodybuilder of sexual harassment. Screenshot evidence from Xiaxue’s insta stories show him allegedly flirting inappropriately with a 15-year-old in 2016.

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Eww. First of all.. he complimented that her bod is “crazy hot” and later said she has “no ass”. Sounds like a classic example of negging (when someone gives a backhanded compliment or insult in order to make you more vulnerable to their advances) — and we all know only the most insecure bunch of betas neg.

Also, there is no correlation between a person’s innocence and body. Just sayin’.

He’s also manipulative in his persuasion

Dee Kosh also claimed he received screenshots from another girl who was persuaded by Lai back then to do photoshoots.

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

See, negging again. He’s just.. haiz.

Lai denied that the texts were sent by him, but investigative work by Xiaxue and Dee Gosh showed otherwise.

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Xiaxue / Instagram

Photo Credit: Dee Kosh / Instagram

SGInstaBabes will now undergo a “major” revamp

Following the controversy, the owners of SGInstaBabe revealed that the page will undergo a major revamp and new content will focus on nightlife, beauty, and above-18 events instead. All other content about family-friendly events, food, and influencers will be migrated to a new page called “Join The Circle SG”.

Lai has also maintained that his work only focuses on showcasing the “beauty” of local babes.

Here’s a tip for you, Mr Lai: the beauty of women can be demonstrated in many different ways, and they don’t necessarily have to be through photos of bikini-clad girls. You want to let this matter die? Then please, for the love of god, let this mindset of yours perish.

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